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CCS Talks: The Acorn CCS Project and Scotland’s Contribution to Net Zero

26th June 2021

Held on 24 June 2021, the Institute hosted a webinar which provided insights into Scotland’s plans to deliver Net Zero, the associated decarbonisation roadmap and the role of the Acorn CCS project in its delivery. The Climate Change Act 2019, sets targets to reduce Scotland's emissions of all greenhouse gases to Net Zero by 2045 at the latest, with interim targets for reductions of at least 56% by 2020, 75% by 2030, and 90% by 2040.

CCS will play a key role in the delivery of Scotland’s climate targets. The Acorn project aims to provide a Carbon Capture and Storage capability for Scotland by the mid 2020s; leveraging existing offshore infrastructure to store CO2 in the North Sea.

Building on the Acorn project, a Roadmap has been developed establishing how a CCS network could  be developed to decarbonise major emission sources across Scotland.

Please see below for a recording of the webinar.


  • Jamie Burrows  - Client Engagement Manager,  Global CCS Institute (Moderator)
  • Andrew Hogg – Deputy Director, Energy Industries, The Scottish Government
  • Mike Smith – Chief Executive Officer, NECCUS
  • Kirsty Lynch – Communications Director, Pale Blue Dot



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